A Lover's Anthem: 60 Elegiac Love Poems

A Lover's Anthem: 60 Elegiac Love Poems

by Elsan H. Stafford


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Through the staccato energy and musical temperance of rhyming verse and iambic articulation, "A Lover's Anthem" speaks the inimitable language of unrequited love and romantic indestructibility. It is a collection of aesthetically sensitive and moral insights drawn from some seventy years of a life seldom in retreat but ever striving prophetically for the concept of love made perfect through honesty and truth. Elegantly written in poetic structures reminiscent of Sara Teasdale, Emily Dickinson and Robert Service, these are bittersweet poems designed to caress the heart and stimulate even the most prosaic soul. Indeed, here is an anthem to love's emotional transfiguration and a homage to every struggling dreamer who cherishes inimitable love, chivalry and the romantic ideal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780744323061
Publisher: SynergEbooks
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

World War II veteran, retired deputy sheriff and father of four, Elsan Stafford had been a writer, poet and novelist for over sixty years, with a number of poems, short stories and journalistic pieces published in both regional and national publications during his long but humble literary career.

Besides having seen his major tome The Blue Marionette previously published in print, Elsan penned two other novels, an extensive short story, as well as a complete manuscript of romantic poetry (three of which are published and available on this website). The authors who helped inspire him are Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Wolfe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Laurence Hope and George Byron, to name a few. For it is the romantic and slice-of-life genre through which he enjoys writing; he believes that a central theme and moral conclusion are essential to a poem or story's success.

*Elsan Stafford passed on in January of 2007. He will be much missed.

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